Gairntully's Rant

Find traditional instrumental music
Jump to: navigation, search

X:1 T:Gairntully's Rant M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:David Young - The Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 2) B: Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D g|fdec dFDF|GECE G2 Gg-|f(d-e)c dFDF|A/G/F/E/ DF AdAF| GAGE FdFD|G/F/E/D/ CG ECGE|FDGE AFBA|dFDF A2 A:| |:g|Tf2 de f/e/f/g/ af|ge=ce gaTge|Tf2 de f/e/f/g/ af|afdf abaf| gbge fafd|ge=cg e=cge|afge fdec|d/c/B/A/ dF D/D/D D:|]

GAIRNTULLY'S RANT. AKA - "Gairntullie's Rant," "Gairntully's Reel." AKA and see "Marquis of Lorne (2)." Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). The melody appears in the Drummond Castle Manuscript, Part 2 (1734, No. 2), in the possession of the Earl of Ancaster at Drummond Castle. It is inscribed "A Collection of the best Highland Reels written by David Young, W.M. & Accomptant," and is sometimes called the Duke of Perth Manuscript after its' dedicatee. Young also included "Gairntullie's Rant" in a subsequent music volume, The MacFarlane Manuscript, Part 2 (c. 1740, No. 120, p. 183).

The melody can also be found as "Stewart's Rant" in the James Knox Manuscript[1] (1749-1764, No. 64, f.23v), although that title usally refers to a different melody (AKA "Was You at the Wedding/Bridal"). Dunkeld fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807) set the tune as a strathspey, calling it the "Marquis of Lorne (2)," which is often credited to him.

Additional notes

Back to Gairntully's Rant

(0 votes)

  1. Tentatively identified as James Knox of Nethershields who was factor to the Stuarts of Castlemilk and Torrance.